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STV CEO Announced as Chair of New York Building Congress

Feb 2, 2024
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STV Chief Executive Officer Greg Kelly, P.E., has been named chair of the New York Building Congress (NYBC), a leading industry organization that promotes the growth and success of the construction industry in New York City and the surrounding region.

The NYBC announced Kelly’s appointment at its Annual Membership Meeting & Construction Industry Luncheon. He succeeds Ralph Esposito, president, Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Region at Suffolk Construction.

“Greg Kelly is an exceptional leader with a wealth of experience and accomplishments in our industry, which is why we’re excited to welcome him as the Building Congress’ new Chair,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the New York Building Congress. “As a seasoned industry professional, Greg has demonstrated a remarkable ability to guide firms toward success. His experience in construction management services, transportation systems, infrastructure and buildings will undoubtedly help the Building Congress and our members meet their goals. We’re eager to hit the ground running with Greg and advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure a more prosperous future for New York.”

For more than a century, NYBC has been an unwavering voice in the industry, consisting of nearly 400 constituent organizations and representing 250,000 skilled trades people and professionals.

“We are all here in service of the same goal – to make New York an even better place to live and work,” Kelly said at the luncheon. “I am excited to take on this role for our industry and continue this important work.”

During his address, Kelly spoke to the organization’s strategic plan, “The Next 100 Years: A Strategic Blueprint.” The blueprint outlines the organization’s goals and strategies that will advocate for policies that strengthen New York’s built environment by focusing on economic, infrastructure and professional development, as well as job creation.

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From left to right: Luis Delgado, STV president, construction management practice; Greg Kelly; Lynda Tran, STV board member; John Pocari; STV board member; Steve Belletti, STV vice president; Elisabetta Barzi, STV digital advisory specialist; Kristen Van Gilst, STV chief of staff to the CEO; and Marcos Díaz González, STV executive vice president.

Over the coming year, the NYBC will advocate for policies that ensure New York receives its fair share of federal funding in a timely and efficient manner, policies that create more housing to reverse the deficit of housing and death of new development in New York, and policies that sustain robust capital budgets for New York State and City agencies.

“In the next couple of years, we want to bring this plan to life by helping all of us build our projects, build our people, build our industry and build our future,” Kelly said. “These complex issues unite us, but nothing gets done without your voice.”

Kelly closed the address by encouraging NYBC’s members to stay involved or get involved, by joining a committee and/or participating in advocacy events in Albany, NY, Washington, D.C., and other venues.

In addition to his role with NYBC, Kelly has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction, and the MOLES. He currently serves on the board of the Regional Plan Association and is the chair of the Temple University College of Engineering Board of Visitors. He is the former chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York, the Salvadori Center and the Design Professionals Coalition.